Brooklynites are making a movie about artificial intelligence and its perils

So is all intelligence created equal or are some forms better than others? Where things stand, computers are way better at doing computations and humans are way better at doing critical thinking. But, change is immutable, time is unyielding, etc., etc., and so the way things stand now is almost certainly not the way they will stand in the future.That’s the question the upcoming short film Watch Room asks. Written, directed and produced by mostly Brooklynites, the film imagines a (near) future when artificial intelligence is really intelligent. “The film is not a hollywood picture of ‘AI is evil,’ it’s more cautiously optimistic,” coproducer Scott Amenta said in an interview. “The dialogue is around the ethics of creating this AI and doing it in a responsible way.” In…


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